Release date: 27 October 2014
Style: Progressive metal

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Disc I [Sky Blue]
01. Rejoice
02. Fallout
03. Midnight Sun
04. A New Reign
05. Universal Flame
06. Warrior
07. Sky Blue
08. Silent Militia
09. Rain City
10. Forever
11. Before We Die
12. The Ones Who Love

Disc II [Dark Matters]
01.
02. From Sleep Awake
03. Ziltoidian Empire
04. War Princess
05. Deathray
06. March Of The Poozers
07. Wandering Eye
08. Earth
09. Ziltoid Goes Home
10. Through The Wormhole
11. Dimension Z

Disc III [Dark Matters (no dialogue)]
01.
02. From Sleep Awake
03. Ziltoidian Empire
04. War Princess
05. Deathray
06. March Of The Poozers
07. Wandering Eye
08. Earth
09. Ziltoid Goes Home
10. Through The Wormhole
11. Dimension Z

Review


Line-up
Devin Garret Townsend - bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals
Anneke Van Giersbergen - vocals
Dave Young - guitars, keyboards
Ryan Van Poederooyen - drums
Brian "Beav" Waddell - bass

Guest musicians
Christopher Keith "Chris Jericho" Irvine - vocals
Dominique Lenore Persi - vocals
Jørgen Munkeby - saxophone

Staff review by
Apothecary

Rating:
7.0
Uh oh, Apothecary is reviewing a prog album. Hold onto your undergarments, ladies and gentlemen, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

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Zaphod - 07.08.2014 at 00:25  
Iz official?
Apothecary - 07.08.2014 at 00:33  
Hide yo children, hide yo coffee
Karlabos - 07.08.2014 at 00:44  
Other promising release of teh '14
Doge of Venice - 07.08.2014 at 01:23  
Written by Zaphod on 07.08.2014 at 00:25

Iz official?


According to my sources, yessssh.

Quote:

Ryan Van Poederooyen
Yesterday
For all you amazing DTP fans, it's official....
Ziltoid 2 release date is October 27th, 2014 Prepare your finest anticipation!!!!!


And check bottom left:

Zaphod - 07.08.2014 at 01:28  
Written by Doge of Venice on 07.08.2014 at 01:23

According to my sources, yessssh.


Yeeeeeeeeessssssss! Prepare yourselves for the subjugation!
M C Vice - 07.08.2014 at 06:49  
Written by Zaphod on 07.08.2014 at 01:28

Written by Doge of Venice on 07.08.2014 at 01:23

According to my sources, yessssh.


Yeeeeeeeeessssssss! Prepare yourselves for the subjugation!

Indeeed.
arj - 12.08.2014 at 10:54  
All hail
Lit. - 12.08.2014 at 19:36  
ALL HAIL ZILTOID! HE GRACES US WITH HIS FOREDOOMING PRESENCE! PREPARE YOUR COFFEE, FOR NONE SHALL BE SPARED THE JUDGEMENT OF HIS TASTE BUDS!
Zaphod - 08.09.2014 at 17:42  
Wait, is that artwork the actual cover? Because that would be lame...

EDIT: never mind, it is.
So yeah. Lame.

EDIT²: Shouldn't the album title be instead of Z2? In the teaser someone says "Zed squared" and on the cover it also looks like and not Z2. Just saying.
Vykintas - 22.09.2014 at 00:41  
Written by Zaphod on 08.09.2014 at 17:42

Wait, is that artwork the actual cover? Because that would be lame...

Seems it's only for the set, there are separate covers for both disks.

Zaphod - 22.09.2014 at 08:42  
Written by Vykintas on 22.09.2014 at 00:41

Seems it's only for the set, there are separate covers for both disks.


Surprisingly, I like the Sky Blue one better.
Lit. - 29.09.2014 at 06:21  
Apparently, Anneke van Giersbergen will be returning, and Chris Jericho will guest star as Captain Spectacular and Dominique Lenore Persi (of Stolen Babies) will guest as the "War Princess".

Get hype.
Eternity'sChild - 10.10.2014 at 19:30  
Somehow I'm able to listen to the samples of all songs via iTunes and I can say that dark matters sounds very similar to Deconstruction, which is a good thing. Sky Blue sounds very good too. Now I'm totally hyped for the release!
BlackEssence - 18.10.2014 at 11:22  
SPOILER!

Capitan Spectacular is Ziltoids brother.

END OF SPOILER.
LeKiwi - 20.10.2014 at 04:42  
Leaked - disappointed
Cynic Metalhead - 20.10.2014 at 10:03  
Written by LeKiwi on 20.10.2014 at 04:42

Leaked - disappointed


WHAT R YU SAYING??!

no, seriously I've gone through couple of tracks and it's good. But, I haven't got the overall impression. Other forums are quite praising new disc from Devin but it'll be shite if Devin Townsend disappoints me.
Hex_Omega - 20.10.2014 at 16:01  
First impression:

Sky Blue - Yet another album in Addicted/Epicloud style. Epicloud was slightly weaker than Addicted, Sky Blue is slightly weaker than Epicloud, so I think enough is enough... Devin needs some fresh inspirations. Still, its not a bad album, definitely better than Casualties Of Cool. Production is cool, drums sounds better than on Epicloud.
Highlights so far: Rejoice, Universal Flame, Silent Militia, Rain City
7.5-8/10

Dark Matters - While better than Sky Blue, it is not aggressive enough. However it is also not a 'Ziltoid the Omniscient' or 'Deconstruction' copy. Devin was right that this album is like a 'musical', not really a riff-based album. It is definitely more atmospheric/epic than first Ziltoid. Generally a fine album, could be a bit faster (and why so many monologues this time lol). Production as good as on Sky Blue.
Highlights so far: Ziltoidian Empire, War Princess, March Of The Poozers, Through The Wormhole(ah that drama)
8.5/10

Overall 8/10
LeKiwi - 20.10.2014 at 16:34  
^ This pretty much sums up everything I have to say.
BlackEssence - 20.10.2014 at 17:06  
Written by Hex_Omega on 20.10.2014 at 16:01


Through The Wormhole(ah that drama)




AHH, SO LAME!
Hex_Omega - 20.10.2014 at 18:33  
Written by BlackEssence on 20.10.2014 at 17:06

Written by Hex_Omega on 20.10.2014 at 16:01


Through The Wormhole(ah that drama)




AHH, SO LAME!

Why? Its a cool 'song'.
Hex_Omega - 20.10.2014 at 19:03  
SPOILER

Final words at the end of the album: 'To be continued'
So, it will be a trilogy

END OF SPOILER
Introspekrieg - 21.10.2014 at 01:14  
You bastards are lucky I caught a glimpse of a spoiler tag and shut my eyes off
BlackEssence - 21.10.2014 at 17:12  
Written by Hex_Omega on 20.10.2014 at 18:33

Written by BlackEssence on 20.10.2014 at 17:06

Written by Hex_Omega on 20.10.2014 at 16:01


Through The Wormhole(ah that drama)




AHH, SO LAME!

Why? Its a cool 'song'.


Listen to it again, then you will understang what I am talking about xxd
Hex_Omega - 21.10.2014 at 18:19  
Written by BlackEssence on 21.10.2014 at 17:12

Written by Hex_Omega on 20.10.2014 at 18:33

Written by BlackEssence on 20.10.2014 at 17:06

Written by Hex_Omega on 20.10.2014 at 16:01


Through The Wormhole(ah that drama)




AHH, SO LAME!

Why? Its a cool 'song'.


Listen to it again, then you will understang what I am talking about xxd

Ah... So you are probably talking about...

SPOILER

Death of Captain Spectacular...

END OF SPOILER

Thats a sad moment, indeed.
Zaphod - 22.10.2014 at 00:58  
Gotta say I'm very disappointed. Only listened to the Dark Matters part so far, but it's what I expected most from. (since Sky Blue is probably just another Epiclouder, which was alright, but not exactly what I want more of)

So yeah, one of the main problems is that it seems like he's trying to do too much. I'm glad it's not a ZTO copy, but on the other hand it seems most of the spirit of that album is entirely gone here. ZTO was basically a parody/satire album, while Z² comes dangerously to what the first one was parodying.

Standout tracks: March Of The Poozers
Karlabos - 22.10.2014 at 01:24  
Am I the only one who can't find this anywhere? :|
MarioCalnSnchez - 22.10.2014 at 17:05  
Good album but not as good as the others DTP's albums.

I like it yeah but...
Hex_Omega - 22.10.2014 at 18:52  
Written by Karlabos on 22.10.2014 at 01:24

Am I the only one who can't find this anywhere? :|

Honestly... probably yes. PM me if you want.
Karlabos - 24.10.2014 at 01:40  
Written by Hex_Omega on 22.10.2014 at 18:52

Written by Karlabos on 22.10.2014 at 01:24

Am I the only one who can't find this anywhere? :|

Honestly... probably yes. PM me if you want.

Nvm I already found it.


Btw Deconstruction seems more of a Ziltoid 2 than Z2 is for me.
Hex_Omega - 24.10.2014 at 13:10  
Written by Karlabos on 24.10.2014 at 01:40

Written by Hex_Omega on 22.10.2014 at 18:52

Written by Karlabos on 22.10.2014 at 01:24

Am I the only one who can't find this anywhere? :|

Honestly... probably yes. PM me if you want.

Nvm I already found it.


Btw Deconstruction seems more of a Ziltoid 2 than Z2 is for me.

Good point. I agree.

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